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10th Amendment Power- Montana Tells Feds To Leave Montana's Guns Alone
secondamendmentfreedom.blogspot.com/ ^ | 05/11/09 | Sasparilla

Posted on 05/11/2009 8:04:29 AM PDT by Sasparilla

The tentacles have been cut off the Federal gun regulation octopus in the Big Sky State. The gun law is a gloves off slap in the face of the Federal Government and gun control groups. The Bradys are apoplectic once again. Montana exercised its 10th Amendment state sovereignty as the Governor signed a law that exempts guns, accessories such as magazines, silencers, and ammunition made in the state of Montana from all Federal firearms regulation. The guns and ammunition can't leave the state of Montana, and all guns made there must have "Made In Montana" stamped on them. There are no background checks, no serial numbers, and no paperwork.

The state believes that since the Montana made guns don't cross state lines, then they are immune to all Federal Interstate commerce law's regulation. The state believes that just as the second amendment's "well regulated" militia, doesn't refer to the National Guard, which was created a hundred or so years after the second Amendment was written, regulation of interstate commerce doesn't apply because nothing travels interstate between the states. Montanans believe that when the State was admitted to the Union that the Second Amendment was a contract between the State, The people, and the United States and that it guaranteed the right to keep and bear arms.

The Montana firearms industry isn't big. There are just a few specialty gun makers there, and a few that make western re-creations. But, of course the implications are huge. Alaska and Texas are considering similar legislation. Colonel Travis would be proud of Texas. The state will go and further will arrest any Federal agents in Montana who try to enforce Federal gun law over Montana made guns and ammo.

Losing any power is not in politician's blood, especially in the Obama administration. This law...

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; banglist; guncontrol; statesrights
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The FBI'S rules of engagement at Ruby Ridge were unconstitutional,never the less the FBI snipe shot Viki Weaver and was released under claim of Supremacy clause immunity of a federal agent. We will never win in court.
51 posted on 05/11/2009 9:28:23 PM PDT by BlueMoose
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To: BlueMoose
http://land.netonecom.net/tlp/ref/weaver.shtml

What happened to randy And Viki Weaver could happen to any of us.

52 posted on 05/12/2009 8:03:09 AM PDT by BlueMoose
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To: Joe Brower
I've been bitten by them a couple times; here in Florida we have the 4-inch long variety. Nasty critters.

They used to fly onto the flightline at Homestead when we fired up the lights at night. Is there any big, weird, ugly insect that doesn't live in Florida?

53 posted on 05/12/2009 10:07:54 AM PDT by gundog
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"They used to fly onto the flightline at Homestead when we fired up the lights at night. Is there any big, weird, ugly insect that doesn't live in Florida?"

I believe you are thinking of this friendly fellow, the "Palmetto Bug":

You haven't really had the genuine Florida experience until you have one of these land on the back of your neck and run down the inside of your shirt.

54 posted on 05/12/2009 8:03:10 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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Yet another reason I’m glad I got out of Florida.


55 posted on 05/12/2009 8:04:15 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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Oh, they aren't that bad. At least they don't bite. They just give you a heart attack $;-)
56 posted on 05/12/2009 8:11:50 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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You haven't really had the genuine Florida experience until you have one of these land on the back of your neck and run down the inside of your shirt.

How about cruising wide open down Rt. 40 one night south of Sarasota on a Honda, and having one hit smack into your chest and go down your shirt. I had bug bits all over me.

Being the Yankee boy I was, I don't know they made bugs that damn big. I'm just glad I didn't have to floss him out of my teeth. ;~))

57 posted on 05/12/2009 8:13:08 PM PDT by Ditto
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"I'm just glad I didn't have to floss him out of my teeth."

They actually taste quite good if you fry them up and dip them in chocolate. Nutritious, too, if a bit crunchy. $:-)

58 posted on 05/12/2009 8:27:19 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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Nutritious, too, if a bit crunchy.

Crunchy for sure, but I doubt they taste like chicken. ;~))

59 posted on 05/12/2009 9:02:23 PM PDT by Ditto
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I believe you are thinking of this friendly fellow, the "Palmetto Bug"

Oh, no...I'm well aware of the difference.

You haven't really had the genuine Florida experience until you have one of these land on the back of your neck and run down the inside of your shirt.

I'll go ya one better: all of the urinals needed to be removed from one of the AMU bathrooms. First, one comes up...no problem, as do the second and third ones. When the fourth and final one was lifted, out pours thousands of Palmetto bugs, We're talking an eruption that covered the floor and kept on coming.

A friend of mine had a pet one in his Camaro. We'd be driving down the road and he'd say "There he is." It'd sit on top of his tape deck and you could see it's antennae in the green glow.

60 posted on 05/13/2009 7:44:54 AM PDT by gundog
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I believe Utah and Texas are looking into making similar provisions regarding second amendment liberties which are as follows: if the ammunition and firearms are manufactured in the state and do not leave the state borders they cannot be regulated by Federal law.


61 posted on 05/13/2009 7:57:22 AM PDT by 2nd_Amendment_Defender ("It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains." -- Patrick Henry)
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That's too funny about your friends' pet. One nice thing about having these critters as pets is that they really low maintenance.

The main thing that makes me believe what you saw flying in the light were Palmetto Bugs is... water bugs can't fly. In fact, they can't even ambulate well on land. In the water though, they're hell on wheels -- on you biting away faster than a horsefly.

62 posted on 05/13/2009 7:39:30 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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"The state will go and further will arrest any Federal agents in Montana who try to enforce Federal gun law "

My bet is that when the moment comes the state will bow to the feds.

63 posted on 05/14/2009 1:56:28 AM PDT by BlueMoose
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...water bugs can't fly.

Oh, you are so mistaken. Next time you're playing with one, unfold it's wings. They weren't flying into the lights so much as they were flying into the lit area and plopping on the pavement.

64 posted on 05/14/2009 8:50:43 AM PDT by gundog
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Interesting, thanks for the info. I'll have to check that out next time I see one, if I can catch the little bugger. Great! Now I have to watch for them even when I'm not in the water...
65 posted on 05/14/2009 9:14:51 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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